Learning Terminology. Learning Terminology. Language of Medicine. The Language of Medicine. Dates to the time when people had only spoken language and no written language Medical terminology began to gain uniformity as a result of the works of Hippocrates. Derivation of Medical Terminology.
The Language of Medicine
Word knowledge was primarily passed on through only verbal communication which resulted in words being pronounced very differently.
The word heart is derived from Old English heorte which comes from a word related to Greekkardia which means heart.
Spelling and Pronunciation
of Medical Terms
Pronouncing a word out loud each time you see the pronounciation will help familiarize you with the sound of the word.
Long and short vowels are a guide to help you pronounce words.
Using Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology is instrumental in both verbal and written communication.
Documentation of health care services must be complete for both ethical and legal reasons.
Apply Your Knowledge
Make each of the following terms plural.